A reference framework consisting of a set of points, lines, and/or surfaces, and a set of rules, used to define the positions of points in space in either two or three dimensions.

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Height of the geoid in ECEF coordinates

I know that the relationship of geoid height N and ellipsoid height h to orthometric height H is defined by H = h - N, but what if I have some position in Earth-Centered-Earth-Fixed (ECEF) ...
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How to get spatial reference of a shapefile using python?

I always use arcpy.GetParameterAsText to get the spatial reference from the user. There should be a way to decide what is the spatial reference of a shapefile but I can't find it. Something like ...
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Problems with scale bar units in qgis composer

I apologize in advance for again bringing the topic up, I've searched for answers in other posts but couldn't find anything helpful. I fight a personal little war with the scale bar of the QGIS ...
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Can't get CRS transformations to work with scalie

No matter what I do I can,t seem to be able to transform several shape files (all vector) to a CRS that works. What is recommended for British Columbia for forestry purposes is NAD83 BC Albers. ...
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finding the correct transformation (from EPSG:31300 to EPSG:4326) or how to store two srid in one table

I have a very specific problem. I have data crossing two coordinate-systems, more specifically: the Netherlands and Belgium. Previously the data was stored in one table in Oracle, using the RD ...
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OGR: How to control the spatial reference of a layer?

I want to use a subset of a shape for a spatial filter. The filter returns 0 features which is unexpected. So I was checking the spatial references of the layers and one of them seems to have none. ...
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Images displaced in UTM

I recently received a collection of satellite images (GeoTiffs) and their indice. Originally, the indice came in a geographic projection (GCS WGS 1984) and the Geotiffs projected to the appropriate ...
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Is there a way to determine the datum used when all you have is a lon and lat?

I have a dataset of US intersections from 2011 that I'm going to be using in a project together with data based in WGS84. Included in the CSV file is a variety of fields two of which are the lat and ...
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Shapefile projection issue - layers not lining up [closed]

See below for screenshot. The purple rectangle should line up with the green rectangle in the top right (OpenLayers Google Physical layer) and the tan points. I was sent this shp and given the ...
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eVis-Plugin centers mapwindow on coordinate origin

I have a QGIS-project with layers loaded from a postgis-database and also some shapefiles. I use the eVis-Plugin to display pictures. The displaying is working fine but after clicking on the geometry ...
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Trying to convert coordinates from WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere to WGS84

I've been struggling with this for way too long now. I've got some data that was georeferenced in the WGS84 Web Mercator Auxiliary Sphere that should have been done just in WGS84. The Auxiliary ...
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Is it possible to change CRS without the .prj file?

I'm working with QGIS and trying to change the CRS of some maps. Is is possible to do it without the .prj file? Please let me know. Thanks.
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Leaflet: Container coordinates vs Layer coordinates?

What is the difference between map container coordinates and layer coordinates? From what I gathered, the map container coordinates are always relative to the map viewport, and while layer ...
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Definition and content for the concept Coordinate Reference Systems [duplicate]

I tried googling around to understand deeply in the concept Coordinate Reference Systems but it didn't explain enough and clearly. My question is what is "Coordinate Reference Systems"? The ...
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proj/pyproj converted coordinates offset

I'm using pyproj to convert some coordinates from WGS84 to OSGB36. When mapped out the converted and unconverted don't map to the same places on a map. The OSGB36 coordinates are mapped about 100 ...
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Changing the CRS of a shapefile

Im trying to convert shapefile from one CRS to another in QGIS. On the layer menu, I right click on the shapefile, save it as with other name and there I change the CRS to the desired one (WGS 84). ...
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Which UTM system do you recommend for Tamaulipas, Mexico?

I'm working with QGIS 1.8.0. Could anyone tell me which UTM system would be better to project a map of Mexico? There are too many to choose from. I have to convert my maps from WGS84 to UTM to do some ...
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Exporting geographic coordinates in QGis as projected (flat) coordinates

I've created some polygons with Google Earth which I'd like to convert to my flat map's coordinate system. I've loaded a few shapefiles into QGis of a county's roads, parcels, etc. The coordinate ...
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Why is there an offset between reprojection results of ArcGIS and QGIS from PSAD56 to WGS84?

I did a comparison of file system PSAD 56 to WGS 84 with arcgis and qgis and the difference is 8 m, why is the difference? This is a points file (shape) and it is in UTM Zone 19S.
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Projection 27700 in the OpenGeo Suite SDK GXP

I have some data stored as UK grid references, they display just slightly off alignment on the map after I followed the OpenGEo EXP tutorial using these settings (below) however when I change the EPSG ...
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Not able to convert GPS coordinates received from a software into Latitude and Longitude

I am working on a software which returns GPS coordinates in this format: Lat : '48684499' Lon : '5203474' I can not understand what type of coordinates are these and not able to convert them into ...
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Conversion from NZMG to latitude and longitude

I want to convert NEW ZEALAND MAP GRID coordinates i.e. Northing and Easting into WGS84 coordinates i.e. Latitude and Longitude. I have searched on internet but there is no proper explanation of how ...
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Change ShowCoordinates format to WebMercator

I would like to extend ShowCoordinates behavior to show the coordinates in WebMercator format. http://resources.arcgis.com/en/help/silverlight-api/samples/start.htm#ShowCoordinatesBehavior I tried ...
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PyProj/Proj4 convert geographic to projected coordinates for Geostationary Data

I am trying to convert geographic coordinates (in degrees east/north lon lat) to projected coordinates in meters for geostationary full disc data (GVAR Goes East data from CLASS). To do this, I tried ...
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Geographic Transformations using ArcPy vs. Coordinate Systems used by ArcGis online basemaps

I have 3 shape files with undefined projection, but I know which one it was used (Lisboa_Hayford_Gauss_IPCC). I need to 1st Define Projection. It works. I need to transform it from WGS_1984, so I've ...
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Why isn't enabling on the fly projection reflected in raster? QGIS 1.8.0

I have imported a map from the Ordnance Survey Open Data website. It is a 50k Street View raster. I have also created a new shapefile layer in which I have created a polygon overlay for the raster ...
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Polygons Shrinking and Moving as if CRS Was Suddenly Out of Sync with Project

I long ago set the CRS for a linguistic geography project I'm working on involving Oklahoma data (EPSG:2836 - NAD83(HARN) / Oklahoma North), and I have been closely monitoring that the polygon ...
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Transforming a google maps overlay to fit a Ordnance Survey projection

I am currently in the process of creating a map with some administrative boundaries on it. The base map I am using is an ordnance survey map 1:10000. I downloaded an administrative border as a .kml ...
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Why do edits made in attribute table not show in associated layer? QGIS 1.8.0

I have compiled a heat map layer to display over a background raster map. I discovered that the heat map layer was incorrectly positioned because I had made an error in the coordinate entry fields of ...
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How do I get the coordinates of my data frame always in long/lat?

I want to determine the coordinates of my current data frame. To do so I wrote this script: def DataFrame (): mxd = arcpy.mapping.MapDocument("CURRENT") df = ...
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Dateline wrap issue in ArcObjects / ArcGIS Engine

I am having issues manually creating a polygon that crosses the dateline (long=180). My x coordinate goes from 178, 179, 180, -179, -178, etc. Anyway, can anyone give me some guidance? I am using ...
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Converting an Experian (Geoconcept) file to GPS coordinates

I'm working with a file containing Experian data which was used in Geoconcept. The file describes a serie of microzones, that is polygons. Unfortuntely the coordinates system is hard to understand: ...
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How to set Scale Factor for Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection in ArcGIS Desktop?

The projection for my state according to my country's Mapping Agency is in a specific Lambert Conformal Conic (LCC) projection. They have given values for the following parameters: False Easting ...
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Importing UK Land Registry data into Quantum GIS

We have purchased data from the UK Land Registry to import into Quantum GIS however when I do so using the Coordinate referencing systems of OSGB 36/ British National Grid (EPSG:27700) the data ...
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Converting NEAR results to Meters/Kilometers?

I am having trouble figuring out how to convert the units from the results of my NEAR calculations. I want to convert them to meters or kilometers, but cannot figure out how to do so... ...
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PCS and GCS Transformation

Trying to trasnform GCS_Bessel_1841 PCS_Trasnverse Mercator (central meridian 18) to WGS1984 using "Project tool" in ArcGIS 9.3. I tried to do it in several different ways, every time from the ...
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From Bessel 1841 to WGS 1984

I am having problem with projecting my counties which are in GSC_1841/Hermannskoegel to WGS_1984 in ArcGIS 9.3. I tried the basic "project" with importing the existing coordinate system but that's ...
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How to translate WIGeoEU projection from ArcGIS to Qgis?

I have a Layer with this projection in ArcGIS: ...
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Assign spatial reference for 1000 different ECW raster datasets using 1000 different *.prj files through python programming or .net

I am having 2000 ECW raster datasets without spatial reference and also I have 2000 *.prj files in another folder. I know only the way as right click on raster datasets-->properties-->Spatial ...
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Setting coordinate system in PostGIS

The geographical information data that INEGI (part of the Mexico's goverment) provides are in the following coordinate system (or is projection?) Lambert Conformal Conic, double standard parallel ...
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Openlayers Plugin, Project CRS and Grids in Composer

Apologies in advance for the potential for this to be a duplicate question, I've had a good look, and I can't see a solution thatI understand well enough to help me. I have my project CRS set to a ...
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Changing from one coordinate system to another without re doing

I'm new to this. Can I change from the Nigeria Mid Belt system to the Nigeria West Belt system easily, or do I need to recreate my project? Thank you!
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How to align (georeference) images using QGIS?

I'm completely new to all this. I'm trying to make a map of Han dynasty-era China for a mod for a game called Crusader Kings 2. I've downloaded QGIS and Natural Earth 2, but I need this image to ...
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How to find the most east or west longitude around the date line

I've got a python script that is comparing extents of rasters in various projections. Generally it works, but sometimes, especially when the rasters are global in extent or cross the dateline it ...
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Why does Append on large annotation layer give WARNING 000594: Input feature falls outside of output geometry domains?

I am trying to Append about 3,000,000 records in an annotation layer to another, empty annotation layer. I'm using ArcCatalog and I get the following error messages: WARNING 000594: Input feature ...
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Is georeference the same as geotransform?

Does georeference mean the same as geotransform? If not then what is the difference?
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How to best set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55 (Australia)

I am looking for help on the best way to set up QGIS for GDA 94 zone 55. (i.e. all the relevant settings etc.)[1.8 in lieu of 2.0] Am working off Garmin GPS/gpx data in GDA/UTM format (I accss this ...
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Filtering features in Bounding Box made from lat long?

I have a feature data which is based on lat/long. To show on the map, I convert them to east/nort. When dealing with Bounding box, I am getting co-ords is east/north, so I am converting from ...
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Older British Geological Survey geology maps of Kenya; need complete projection information

I have several geologic maps of Kenya produced by the BGS circa 1993. Noted on each map is the following: Projection:-Transverse Mercator Spheriod:-Clarke 1880 (modified) That's great, but that ...
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Spot NDVI spatial reference system

I have a series of spot NDVI data for Australia and I need to extract some information from it. Unfortunately there is no spatial reference system attached to it. This is one example of the data (HDF ...